Michele Simon

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BACKGROUND California is the largest alcohol market in the United States. In 2005 alone, Californians consumed almost 14 billion alcoholic drinks, which contributed to many severe and potentially fatal alcohol-related illnesses and conditions. Alcohol use also causes violent and nonviolent crimes, as well as injuries and traffic collisions. While several(More)
Underage drinking is a major public health problem. Youth drink more heavily than adults and are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of alcohol. Previous research has demonstrated the connection between alcohol advertising and underage drinking. Restricting outdoor advertising in general and transit ads in particular, represents an important opportunity(More)
Obesity has reached global epidemic levels, and two-thirds of Americans are now either obese or overweight. But the U.S. government, along with the powerful food industry, is trying to thwart the World Health Organization's efforts, through its proposed Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health, to make even the most commonsense recommendations(More)
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